Tag Archives: Joe Holyoak

Connaught Square – A bridge too far?

Recently we published Digbeth Residents Association’s comments in response to the planning application for Connaught Square. Joe Holyoak focused on the development in his latest column in the Birmingham Mail and Birmingham Post, and we’ve included some choice comments below: … Continue reading

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Typhoo Wharf is my cup of tea

In this weekend’s Birmingham Post, architect, urban designer, and friend of Digbeth Joe Holyoak gave a firm thumbs up for the plans to inject new life into the former tea factory in Digbeth: “STEAMhouse is an acronym for science, technology, … Continue reading

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The Las Ramblas of Digbeth…

In case you missed Joe Holyoak’s November column in the Birmingham Post, which was incidentally the most-read article on their website for a good few days, here’s a snippet below: In the Curzon Masterplan, the Metro route goes under the … Continue reading

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Hidden Spaces Exhibition

When: Saturday 21st June until Sunday 29th June, 10:00-15:00 Where: Curzon Street Station, New Canal Street, Digbeth, B5 5LG Associated Architects are opening the doors of Digbeth’s Grade I listed Curzon Street Station this week, to host a photography exhibition … Continue reading

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Digbeth People: Joe Holyoak

Joe Holyoak is a architect and urban designer with offices at the Custard Factory, but more than that, he is a true friend of Digbeth. Well-respected in his field, Joe is often turned to for comments by his peers, and … Continue reading

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Digbeth Pub Trail

Joe Holyoak, architect and urban designer, gave a tour of Digbeth pubs as part of the Love Architecture Festival on 29 June 2013. Although we were unable to attend, our friends at Digbeth Speaks did, and gave a glowing report … Continue reading

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Digbeth Pub Trail

When: Saturday 29th June 2013, 14:30-16:30 Where: Leaving from the front entrance of Millennium Point Cost: Free, but booking is required (click here to register your place) On the 29th June, architect, urban designer and Digbeth hero Joe Holyoak, will … Continue reading

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Some history of Island House by Joe Holyoak

Island House is situated in a prominent position at the west end of Fazeley Street at its junction with Albert Street. It is a prominent landmark and a fine Classical style building, described by Andy Foster in the Pevsner Architectural … Continue reading

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The fight to Save Island House is far from over!

I was very sad not to be in Birmingham today and support the campaign to Save Island House. Architect and Urban Designer Joe Holyoak went to the Birmingham City Council Planning Committee this morning and has written a good report of … Continue reading

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HS2 and Digbeth/Eastside

You will have probably already heard that HS2, the high speed rail network between Birmingham and London, has been approved. But what does this mean for Digbeth? Quite a lot actually. Digbeth Resident’s Association Chairperson Val recently sent me a … Continue reading

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